These Are the Dealmakers Behind Donald Trump and Xi Jinping – Donald Trump Sucks

These Are the Dealmakers Behind Donald Trump and Xi Jinping – Donald Trump Sucks

The two economies are so intertwined, historian Niall Ferguson and economist Moritz Schularick dubbed them “Chimerica” more than a decade ago. In this loop, American shoppers snap up cheap, Chinese-made widgets while the massive trade surpluses that result are funneled back into Treasuries. That keeps the yuan weak, U.S. borrowing costs low and ensures that cash registers keep ringing on both sides of the Pacific.

Liu He

Economic and Financial Policy Adviser, 65

Harvard-educated academic is believed to be Xi’s closest economic adviser and heads a key party policy panel

Gary Cohn

Gary Cohn

National Economic Council Director , 56

Former Goldman Sachs president emerged early as Trump’s go-to guy on regulation, infrastructure and the economy

Wang Yang

Wang Yang

Vice Premier, 62

China’s affable vice premier oversees trade, financial and economic policies, as well as top exchanges with the U.S.

Steven Mnuchin

Steven Mnuchin

Treasury Secretary, 54

Ex-Goldman banker and fair-trade proponent led U.S. efforts at G-20 to drop language opposing protectionism

Zhong Shan

Zhong Shan

Minister of Commerce, 61

New commerce minister brings experience as China’s top trade representative and previously worked with Xi

Wilbur Ross

Wilbur Ross

Commerce Secretary, 79

Billionaire investor called China the world’s “most protectionist” major nation and vowed tougher enforcement

Miao Wei

Miao Wei

Industry and Information Technology Minister, 61

Turnaround expert helped lead the “Made in China” industrial policies that foreign companies blame for shutting them out

Peter Navarro

Peter Navarro

White House Trade Council Chief , 67

“Death by China” author helped shape Trump’s…

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